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Projects '53 Chevy truck - My crazy project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by orula, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    orula
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    Hello everyone, today I want to tell me how I started my adventure.

    It started two years ago. It was love at first sight and I decided to buy this truck that looked like a perfect but...

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    From the time the truck came to my house I began to discover all that was wrong and many things needed to be restored. I did not know where to start...

    I realized that this truck was not exactly as I wanted so I started removing the body and gradually piece by piece, I completely disassembled. I felt ready for a frame-off


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    Every day I was looking in the internet work done by the masters on these trucks and I changed my idea of how often would be my final project. Before I decided that I installed a V8 motor engine, then I would have installed Air Ride suspension but the stage of disassembly was still very long ....

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  2. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    It was not very encouraging, but now I must go on

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    Luckily there was not much rust in the floor so the work was less difficult than expected

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    Here begins the first satisfactory results after a lot of work

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  3. POLYFRIED 35
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  4. Looks great, keep up the good work and post your progress!
     
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  5. maniac
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
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    Lookin, real good so far !
     
  6. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    I enjoyed watching the firewall with no holes, and so I started working

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    This was perhaps the most insane job I could do but I did not like the truck with 5 window, so I decided to close the corner glass

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    I'm finally happy

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    I also worked a lot on the doors

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  7. 76cam
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
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    WOW looked like a nice truck when you got it.But I guess looks are deciving.Nice job!!!!
     
  8. schaefer
    Joined: Aug 8, 2003
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    Lookin' good!
     
  9. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Inner dash...

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    We pass to the front fender...

    I did not like the original folder I'm pointing with his finger and so I decided to take it for a more perfect curvature

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  10. great project and what gets me is right in the middle of what looks to be a bunch of apartments, holy shit here they would be screaming and i would be laughing at them. gotta love those huge stacks of tires they are great so keep the pictures coming.
     
  11. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    ...That hard work guys...:)

    Soon I'll post more photos....
     
  12. classicdreamer
    Joined: Nov 5, 2009
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    from nyc
    1. A-D Truckers

    Sweet build. Keep it going man. Doing a great job!
     
  13. Race City Rodz
    Joined: Nov 29, 2010
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    Nice work, keep it up.
     
  14. billys54
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  15. orula
    Joined: May 12, 2010
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    Many many thanks :)
     
  16. orula
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    The runningboards...


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    The steering column hole modified...

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  17. lanny haas
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    What!!!??? Dont stop now! looking Good!
     
  18. orula
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    I now start work on the frame...


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  19. rusty76
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    from Midway NC

    Can't wait to see the finished project.
     
  20. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    You may be the only person in history to convert from a deluxe cab to a standard cab.

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  21. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Ok you have my attention. I'm subscribed to this one as it looks like you are working with a plan.

    I like what you have done so far but don't think I would have used the brass as a filler myself.
     
  22. SanDiegoJoe
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  23. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
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    Nice truck.
    Slightly wondering what you are going to do next...
     
  24. Rich Wright
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
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    from Nevada

    Interesting project. You do nice work and it looks like you have plenty of it to do....

    I see a lot of brazing. Good for you. A Lot of folks think brass is a bad way to go, but, like most things, it has a place and is still a very useful and viable way stick two pieces of metal together. I also see your not using flux coated rod, but rather dipping the bare brass in a can of flux.It's been nearly 40 years since I've had to dip the brass in flux.....

    Is flux coated rod available there??

    I like the truck and the work your doing, Keep it up.
     
  25. Pharouh
    Joined: Sep 18, 2008
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    Very inspiring! It's all in the details,isn't it?
     
  26. Great work! Cant wait to see it finished! Subscribed!
     
  27. Sunshine14
    Joined: Jun 22, 2009
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    Really nice but i cant believe you filled in a five window.......?
    Kinda wierd but to each his own.
     
  28. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
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    Another one who has subscribed, doing some nice work, look forward to the rest.
     
  29. Caddy-O
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
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    Nice work...truck looks real good
     
  30. biscaynes
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
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